The Aetiology of Pneumonia Associated with Measles in Bantu Children

  • AG Wesley
  • JB Sutton
  • AJ Widrich

Abstract

Antemortem and postmortem lung puncture aspiration was performed in Bantu children with pneumonia associated with measles. The superinfecting organisms were commonly Staphylococcus pyogenes, but from one-third of the patients Gramnegative organisms were cultured. These organisms were rarely sensitive to ampicillin or streptomycin. Antibiotic therapy should be tailored accordingly.

S. Afr. Med. J., 45, 1402 (1971)

Author Biographies

AG Wesley
Departments of Paediatrics and Radiology, University of Natal and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban
JB Sutton
Departments of Paediatrics and Radiology, University of Natal and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban
AJ Widrich
Departments of Paediatrics and Radiology, University of Natal and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban
Published
2017-10-07
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135